Lyubarsky G.Yu.1, Perkovsky E.E.2 2016. A new genus, Neolitochropus (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Phalacridae), from the Upper Eocene Bitterfeld amber // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.25. No.3: 249–253 [in English].

1 Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Bol’shaya Nikitskaya str. 2, Moscow 125009, Russia. E-mail:

2 Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Bogdan Khmelnitski str. 15, Kiev 01601, Ukraine. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Eocene, amber, Coleoptera, Phalacridae, new genus, new species.

ABSTRACT. A new monotypic genus, Neolitochropus gen.n. (type species Neolitochropus hoffeinsorum sp.n.), is described from the Upper Eocene Bitterfeld amber, and compared with other genera of the Litochropus genus group. Extant genera from the Litochropus group are known from the New World, and the Oriental and Australian realms. Neolitochropus is the third beetle genus known only from Bitterfeld, and the first to show tropical biogeographic connections.

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